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JS(AC)88a / AF15a The Silencing of the Merville Battery D-Day PARA FDC 1
JS(AC)88a RAF cover dual numbered AF15 as part of the Airborne Forces mini-series. The artwork by Tony Theobald depicts airborne troops being dropped by Douglas DC-3 Dakotas while beneath British troops are shown firing their Vickers machine Gun. Insert pictures show men of the 9th battalion and the Meville Battery during daylight. The cover bears Pegasus logo and Airborne Forces badge.

The cover bears 25p 1994 D-Day stamp cancelled on the first day of issue with BFPS 2420 postmark for the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Silencing of the Merville Battery. The cover has been flown in a LXX Squadron Hercules during the D-Day celebrations at Portsmouth and Normandy.

Unsigned variant
Cover size 190mm x 113mm


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